In vivo molecular and cellular imaging with quantum dots

Quantum dots, tiny light-emitting particles on the nanometer scale, are emerging as a new class of fluorescent probe for in vivo biomolecular and cellular imaging

Xiaohu Gao

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • Quantum dots, tiny light-emitting particles on the nanometer scale, are emerging as a new class of fluorescent probe for in vivo biomolecular and cellular imaging
  • Recent advances have led to the development of multifunctional nanoparticle probes that are very bright and stable under complex in vivo conditions
  • Polymer-encapsulated QDs are essentially nontoxic to cells and animals, but their long-term in vivo toxicity and degradation need more careful study
  • Bioconjugated Quantum dots have raised new possibilities for ultrasensitive and multiplexed imaging of molecular targets in living cells, animal models and possibly in humans

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